"Get off one's ass" nghĩa là gì?

President George W. Bush waves goodbye to a crowd of over 200 Sailors and Marines aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla. Photo courtesy Marion Doss.

'Get off one's ass' có từ ass mông, đít -> nhấc mông lên (và làm điều gì đó đi) -> nghĩa là đừng lười biếng nữa (stop being lazy).

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, implored (khẩn nài, van xin) Senate Democrats on Wednesday to "get off their ass" and help the Senate Republican majority advance a bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security while de-funding President Obama's recent executive actions on immigration.

Why can’t Mrs. Obama just leave well enough alone and stick to harmless programs, like telling kids to “Just Say No” to drugs even though that does not actually work to keep kids from doing drugs, and the DARE program was a complete failure, but it sure sounds a lot less dangerous than “get off your ass, eat your vegetables, and go to school,” does it not? Ugh, Michelle Obama, you really are the worst first lady ever...

He hadn’t bathed or eaten a hot meal until he used my shower and ate breakfast on Air Force One. In a radio interview the previous evening, he had vented his frustrations with the federal government. “Get off your asses and do something,” he said, “and let’s fix the biggest goddamn crisis in the history of this country.” Then he broke down in tears.

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